The Year Ahead: Business in 2023

“In other words, fasten your seatbelt”

A copy of the federal government's Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 is thumbed through as reporters take part in a media lock-up for the in Ottawa on Jul. 8, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/CP)

A pandemic-era economic and fiscal snapshot or patting their own backs?

Marie-Danielle Smith: Though much of Canadian society has struggled financially during COVID-19, we have assurances that more money is ‘in the pockets’ of Canadians because of Liberal policies

A view of Times Square hours ahead of the implementation of 'New York State on PAUSE' executive order as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States on March 22, 2020, in New York City. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

The end of economic growth

What economies face now may not be solely a coronavirus-triggered meltdown. As devastating as the coming recession—or depression—is likely to be, the health crisis is exacerbating problems in a system that was already under strain.

CN Rail locomotives are moved on tracks past cargo containers sitting on idle train cars at port in Vancouver, on Friday, February 21, 2020. Rail blockades across the country have led to an increase in the number of cargo ships waiting to load or unload according to the Port of Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Nearly half of Canadians are in a ‘psychological recession’

A new survey by Pollara shows Canadians were anxious about the economy even before stock markets tanked

Business investment hasn’t been this crummy in 40 years

Canadian companies remain nervous about the future, meaning the decline in business investment is unlikely to improve any time soon.

Has the next U.S. recession already arrived?

He predicted that oil would fall to $25—two years ago. Now, financial analyst Bob Hoye believes the next U.S. recession is already here

Trudeau’s economic fix: Easy to promise, hard to deliver

Don’t expect a sudden rebound in the economy now that Trudeau is in charge. The global downturn will make things worse before they get better.

A world of economic hurt awaits Canada’s next government

The storm clouds gathering over the global economy will make it hard for the next government to deliver on its promises

Why Canada’s sluggish economy spells trouble for the U.S.

Canada’s poor performance is hitting where it hurts, below the border

If it’s really a recession, you don’t need to be told

An interview with the C.D. Howe Institute’s economist

In economically arid Alberta, an electorate yearns for water

Candidates face the dauting challenge of explaining away the recession to hard-hit Alberta voters, living at the pointy end of the downturn

What the GDP numbers say about Canada’s great economic divide

StatsCan’s GDP report shows—again—that Canadian households are the only thing keeping the economy afloat, while business investment has gone AWOL